‘Gays for Putin’ Schedule Rally in Support of Russian President

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A group calling itself “Gays for Putin!” has announced plans to hold a rally in support of the Russian president’s re-election bid next month.  The group asked St. Petersburg authorities for permission to hold the rally in St. Petersburg on March 3 and said that they expected to draw around 600 gay Putin supporters. The initiative Read More

Russia Admits to ‘Dozens’ of Casualties in Syria Clashes

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Russia’s Foreign Ministry has admitted that “several dozens” of its nationals were injured in recent clashes with U.S.-led forces in Syria, days after acknowledging five deaths in the battle. Russian casualty numbers in the Feb. 7 U.S. airstrikes in Deir Ezzor vary widely, with some outlets claiming that up to 200 Russian mercenaries were killed Read More

Russia Becomes Ukraine’s Biggest Trading Partner in 2017

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Russia has become Ukraine’s biggest trading partner despite a breakdown in relations over Moscow’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula and backing for separatists in eastern Ukraine. Trade turnover fell by more than two-thirds in the years after the 2014 annexation of Crimea and the ensuing conflict in the Donbas. It fell further after Russia suspended a free trade zone Read More

First Ever Russian Curling Medal Could be Stripped After Doping Allegations

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The first athlete from Russia to win an Olympic medal in mixed-doubles curling could see his bronze taken away after a second urine sample tested positive for doping.  The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on Monday that it had opened a doping case involving Alexander Krushelnitsky after he tested positive for meldonium. A week earlier, Read More

Mueller Charges Oligarch German Khan’s Son-in-Law in Russia Probe

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The son-in-law of Russian oligarch German Khan has been charged with making false statements to the FBI as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election. Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged Feb. 16 in federal court in Washington related to a report he helped prepare on the Read More

Where can I find The Moscow Times in print?

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A Day in the Museum

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Warm up with Moscow’s hot art Kardashov Anton / Moskva News Agency No matter how cold it is outside, it’s always warm in Moscow’s grand museums — the perfect places for long afternoons of exploration followed by a fortifying cup of tea in the cafe. El Lissitzky This joint project of the Jewish Museum and Read More

The Great Outdoors

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Bundle up warmly and enjoy Nikerichev Andrei / Moskva News Agency For a huge urban center, Moscow has a surprising number of places for recreation, even in the winter. Most sites are easily accessible by metro or bus. Whether you want to ski downhill or cross-country, try out a snowboard or just stroll in the Read More

Dance the Blues Away

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Moscow is not short on dance clubs. If you have given up on outdoor winter sports for the time being but still want to get moving, try out some of our favorite dance floors.  Untitled This bar-cum-gallery tries really hard to recreate a Berlin or Brooklyn vibe. The exposed brick interior serves as a setting Read More

Russian Spy Thriller at a Movie Theater Near You

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Hollywood­­­—Bringing the Russian spy thriller “Red Sparrow” to the big screen has been as exciting and intriguing as the novel itself. Written by a retired CIA operative, the book was snapped up by 20th Century Fox in a seven-figure deal. Its original director, David Aronofsky, was out before shooting st­­­arted. And its original leads, David Read More